The federal racial gerrymandering case that upended the Jacksonville City Council’s district map, proving the city had segregated voters on the basis of race for decades, has finally ended.
Jacksonville City Council approves redistricting settlement after racial gerrymandering ruling
The Jacksonville City Council agreed to pay $100,000 and accept the plaintiff’s district map after losing five times in federal court.
City lawyer files legislation to settle Jacksonville City Council redistricting case
Jacksonville’s general counsel filed a bill that would mean the City Council would give up its fight against civil-rights plaintiffs in its federal racial gerrymandering case.
Jacksonville pauses redistricting map appeal after City Council asks lawyers to settle
Jacksonville may finally at long last be ready to settle the claims that the City Council racially gerrymandered its council and School Board district maps.
Jacksonville City Council plans to vote today on new district maps
The Jacksonville City Council plans to vote Friday on new district maps after the old ones were struck down as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, yet after three days of committee meetings, it’s not clear that the council has enough votes to approve the maps.
City lawyer: Jacksonville doesn’t need compact city council districts despite charter requirement
Even as the city faces a lawsuit alleging it illegally passed non-compact districts, Jacksonville’s top lawyer told City Council members they didn’t need to worry about whether their new districts were oddly shaped or not.
Jacksonville’s City Council won’t try to comply with the Voting Rights Act in court-ordered redistricting
The Jacksonville City Council will not attempt to comply with the Voting Rights Act in its proposed district maps, a city lawyer and council members announced at a Tuesday committee meeting.
Redistricting activists ask judge to toss Jacksonville City Council districts before 2023 election
Activists asked a federal judge Friday to block the city’s new council district maps in the ongoing Jacksonville redistricting lawsuit, the first step in speeding up the lawsuit ahead of the 2023 elections.
For decades, Jacksonville City Council redistricted based off ‘misinformation’
For decades, the Jacksonville City Council redistricting planpacked as many Black voters as possible based on a misreading of court rulings.
Florida Supreme Court declines to hear congressional redistricting lawsuit, ensuring 2022 will follow DeSantis’ map
The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s redistricting maps, ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional maps will go into effect for at least 2022’s elections. While the court’s decision settles things for this year, the redistricting map still faces upcoming federal and state trials challenging its validity The […]